Monthly Archives: April 2011

Farmworkers Suffer a Disproportionate Burden

Three new studies published in the Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives  last week, have shown how dangerous pesticides can be for the neurological development of children. All three studies, which were funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences … Continue reading

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From The Smallest Bee To The Strongest Farmworker Community: Pesticides Influence On Our Food Supply

“What is happening in our sociological world is also happening in our biological world,”—Ramona Beltran, PhD. At the forum held by Beyond Pesticides April 8 and 9 in Denver, a range of scientists and advocates met to discuss how pesticides … Continue reading

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Reap What You Sow: Harvesting Change in North Carolina

On March 29, the Farmworker Advocacy Network (FAN) sponsored the premiere of the documentary Harvest of Dignity at the Galaxy Theatre in Cary, North Carolina. AFOP, a member of FAN, participated in the event, which was held as part of … Continue reading

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UTPA Students Rally Against Education Cuts and Elimination of Mexican American Studies

On Thursday, March 31, 2011, University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) students participated in a planned walkout, showing solidarity and protesting the proposed budget cuts to public education in South Texas. The reductions in general fund revenues, including scholarships, shifts the … Continue reading

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